Media coverage about AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. (NYSE:AMP) has been trending positive this week, according to AlphaOne. The research firm, a subsidiary of Accern, ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. earned a daily sentiment score of 0.35 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 16 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted AlphaOne’s analysis:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. (NYSE:AMP)

AMP has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $145.00 price target on the stock in a report on Monday, April 10th. Citigroup Inc. restated a “buy” rating on shares of AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. in a report on Monday, April 3rd. Barclays PLC restated an “equal weight” rating and set a $130.00 price target (up from $127.00) on shares of AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. in a report on Tuesday, April 25th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. restated a “hold” rating and set a $127.00 price target (up from $124.00) on shares of AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. in a report on Wednesday, April 26th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG restated a “hold” rating and set a $140.00 price target (up from $137.00) on shares of AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. in a report on Thursday, April 20th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $129.07.

Shares of AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. (AMP) traded up 0.57% during trading on Friday, hitting $130.35. The stock had a trading volume of 1,338,004 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $19.87 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.87 and a beta of 1.86. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $125.82 and a 200-day moving average price of $123.25. AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. has a 52 week low of $84.92 and a 52 week high of $135.20.

AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. (NYSE:AMP) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, April 24th. The financial services provider reported $2.70 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.52 by $0.18. AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. had a return on equity of 24.75% and a net margin of 11.44%. The company had revenue of $2.91 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.89 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $2.17 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 4.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts forecast that AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. will post $10.88 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, May 19th. Investors of record on Monday, May 8th were given a dividend of $0.83 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, May 4th. This is a positive change from AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.75. This represents a $3.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.55%. AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.’s payout ratio is currently 40.24%.

In related news, VP Kelli A. Hunter sold 943 shares of AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $128.80, for a total transaction of $121,458.40. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 39,919 shares in the company, valued at $5,141,567.20. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

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Ameriprise Financial, Inc is a financial services company that offers financial solutions to individual and institutional clients. The Company operates in five segments: Advice & Wealth Management; Asset Management; Annuities; Protection, and Corporate & Other. The Company uses Ameriprise Financial as its enterprise brand, as well as the name of its advisor network and certain of its retail products and services.

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